June 2010 Archives

June 30, 2010

eclipseWith the holiday weekend right around the corner, Summer movies are premiering left and right. Most notably, is today's premiere of the third Twilight movie, Eclipse. The film debuted with record breaking ticket sales and is the most critically acclaimed installment of the Twilight series. We've been getting ready for the big event here at Ebates for a few weeks. And everyone from the biggest Twilight fans to the casual movie-goer will likely head to the theaters this weekend to see what the newest film is all about. Before you get your chance to see it, or if you have already, stock up on goods and memorabilia relating to the film and brush up on your knowledge of the previous films or the complete series of books. Stock up at Overstock, where you will earn 4.0% Cash Back on all your Twilight gear.

eatpraylovemovieIf Twilight is not your thing, do not despair, there is a movie for everyone this Summer. Here is a comprehensive list of great movies set to be released in the next few months. Whether it be Eat, Pray, Love in August ( read the book before hand from Barnes & Noble get cash back here) or the hilarious comedy Grown-ups, there are a ton of reasons to head to the theater this Summer and hundreds of ways to save on movies, books and merchandise related to the films when you shop through Ebates.

Check out our Music and Movies Category and get cash back!




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June 29, 2010

Typically anyone having their profile photographed or their silhouette drawn is being incarcerated (or worse), and my only words would be good luck with all that. Perhaps influenced by naughty individuals or at the very least Law and Order, design companies like Studio 773 and artists such as Mike Miller have taken the silhouette from a legal formality to a design shop near you. What's next? Finger printing as trim?

Silhouette PillowI'm not surprised since it is well known that art imitates life, yet my growing desire to add this element to my home has caught me off guard. There's something chic and minimal about the silhouette; but by no means can it be considered exclusively modern. Depicting the human figure against negative space has been around since the days of cavemen and even pop artists like Andy Warhol have tinkered with it's visual appeal. Personally I prefer a simpler approach like this Dame Silhouette Pillow from Burke Decor. I'll get 6.0% Cash Back and add another quirky pillow to my already eclectic collection. If the silhouette look is something you'd like to try check out other Ebates stores like FCL Style, Horchow, Art.com, and Barneys New York

Shop each and every one of your tastes in our Home and Garden.


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June 29, 2010

It seems that every week we are adding another batch of big names to Ebates. Last week it was Barneys New York, and this week we have added Madewell! The JCrew sibling just recently launched their e-commerce site and we added them just in time. Hundreds of fashion bloggers, seen here and here have celebrated the launch of their online store and now you can celebrate the right way: with cash back from Ebates.

MadewellSandalI couldn't wait to take advantage of Madewell online and snagged these Sunset Sandals, which miraculously solved just about every shoe need I have. The reason why these shoes checked off so many prerequisites is that they are stylish, timeless, versatile and most importantly, I can actually walk in them.  But, they are not completely flat so they can be a little more sophisticated if they need to be. If these shoes strike your fancy and also solve some of your shoe problems, I recommend ordering them soon, because they are selling out quickly. And take advantage of 1.0% Cash Back too. Also find a ton of cute sandals, great denim ( get free shipping on all denim purchases), cute sun-dresses, amazing jewelry and hundreds of other style staples. Plus, there are a few great designer collaborations coming down the line. Currently, shop a capsule collection with jewelry brand Lizzie Fortunato and this Fall expect to see the much anticipated collaboration with Alexa Chung. And yes, those are the Sunset Sandals seen on the runway!

esp-flats-shopbopThe one problem the Madewell Sunset Sandal didn't solve was my need for something in between a sneaker and a sandal for summer days where I needed the comfort of a sandal but a little more coverage. I got lucky again when I happened upon these stylish and amazingly affordable Espadrille Flats from Shopbop for just $28. These slip on canvas flats come in several different color-ways to suit a variety of tastes. Plus, they are comfortable and the perfect compliment to every casual ensemble. I've seen similar styles selling for much more and these are going fast so pick up a pair now and get free shipping and 6.0% Cash Back.

Stock up on Summer shoes and cash back!



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June 28, 2010

Make no mistake San Francisco is not a balmy 85 degrees like the rest of the country. Here in Fog City there's nothing more than overcast skies and windy cool conditions.

Sometimes it's romantic and peaceful, and sometimes it's annoying.

Simply-Green-TeaFor the times when I'm not enjoying the gusting wind, rain slicked streets, and frizz head, there are a few methods I use to prevent insanity. One is to simply get out of the city, and the other is to succumb. Much like the saying "if you can't beat them, join them" sometimes embracing what you can't control is the best method. One of my favorite ways to embrace the cold is with tea. Drinking a hot cup of green tea or any other herbal concoction keeps my tummy warm and my health in top shape. Considering I am currently battling the sniffles, I've gone to stocking up on must haves like Simply Green Tea from drugstore.com. Loaded with antioxidants this tea has 1/3 the amount of caffeine found in coffee and offers a yummy way to stay healthy. As part of Health and Beauty Week, drugstore.com is now at 8.0% Cash Back. For other immune boosting teas check out the full list here.

Sense-and-SensibilityNaturally cooler temperatures means more time in doors, yet this also leads to more time for boredom. To keep myself entertained- and to prevent couch potato syndrome- I keep my head in the books. This past week I finally finally bit the bullet and bought African Interiors, but as for non-designed based reading I'm currently loving Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. This classic Jane Austen tale has been rewritten by comedic writer Ben Withers and is just $9 at Barnes and Noble. Set in a world of sea monsters and damsels in distress, this book is perfect for nights when the fog is so thick you'd think you were lost at sea. Aside from a good read you'll also enjoy 4.0% Cash Back and free shipping on orders over $25.

Other ways I ward off feelings of gloom is with warm throw blankets and cozy sweaters which you'll find here. It might not bring on the sun, but it will give me cash back in my pocket which always puts a smile on my face.


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June 27, 2010

hair-oilSummer is a good time of year for so many things we love; cook-outs, long days, outdoor sports, skimpy clothing and sun-tans. One thing Summer is not good for is hair. No matter what your hair type or which climate you live in, this season brings some bad-hair conditions that in turn require a little extra effort to tame. The biggest hair concern for most women is frizz as a result of humid temperatures. Luckily there are a ton of products on the market to help smooth frizz and keep hair sleek and smooth no matter how humid it gets. I'm sure you have heard many things about hair oils these days because of the effectiveness of these formulas on frizzy, dry and unmanageable hair- all common characteristics of Summer tresses. I have tried a few brands but the big name out there is the Moroccan Oil. Seen in countless magazines and promoted by stars and taste-makers like Rachel Zoe and Allure Magazine, this treatment is the answer to a frizzy headed girls prayers. Because it is so popular, it is hard to find and many stores have sold out. Although, you can get your hands on a bottle through eBay and earn cash back and free shipping in the process.

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Another common Summer hair problem is dryness and color fading from too much time in the sun or from salt water and chlorine. One way to prevent this is to wear a hat ( like these stylish hair and skin protectors) but, that is not always possible, especially when you are swimming or playing in the sun. Luckily you can protect your hair from sun and chemical damage with products from Frederick Fekkai's Summer Hair Collection, avaliable with 8.0% Cash Back and and additional 20% off at Skinstore.com. If I am out in the sun, I always pre-treat my hair with Beachcomber Leave-In Conditioner, formulated with moisture boosters, shine enhancers and a UV filter. Find also shampoo and conditioner and styling treatments in the same line.

Enjoy the last few days of Health and Beauty Week at Ebates and earn cash back on everything you need to look your best all Summer long!


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June 26, 2010

Barneys is a store I typically stay away from unless I'm able to do some serious shopping. Sounds strange? Well if you knew my weakness for jaw dropping clothing and shoes, then it would seem quite normal. You see Barneys New York is the creme de la creme of department stores; a place where you are guaranteed to find something you can't live without. Now that they're a part of Ebates and offering 2.5% Cash Back perhaps I no longer need to abstain from what comes naturally. Shopping!

Ponytail-HolderRecently I've been in a mood for decadence, and despite having just spent a week in the mountains being anything but, I still want to live the lavish life. A common misconception is that living luxuriously can be equated to spending heavily, when in fact the real secret to living luxuriously is taking everyday items and making them fabulous. Take this Ponytail Holder for example. Simple enough, this instantly transforms on the go hair styles like the bun and ponytail into chic, dare I say french inspired updo's. Marked down to $19 it's also a steal. Aside from seasonal markdowns, Barneys New York also carries the most exquisite pre-fall collections and home goods so luxurious they're fit for a queen. Speaking of royal living here's an inside peek into the world of Barney's creative director Simon Doonan, who just so happens to be married to famous interior designer and potter Jonathan Adler. Design and fashion followers alike will relish in this couple's quirky yet luxurious taste.


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June 25, 2010

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When you work at a shopping mecca like Ebates you learn that the end of the month brings an unprecedented amount of sales and deals. It is truly overwhelming when your job is to condense all the sales into a blog post highlighting the best of the best. There are just so many great deals to choose from. I hope by now you all have checked out and shopped Health and Beauty week, one of the best deals this week. Shop with increased cash back at nine health and beauty stores and find an abundance of free gift coupons and money-off deals. Once you've shopped our Health and Beauty Week, check out the plentiful sales happening though the weekend. You'll notice that Summer clothing sales are in full swing; expect to see more home and garden and electronics sales coming up for the holiday weekend and in next week's post.

For a complete rundown of sales and coupons, click here.


Target, 3.0% Cash Back - Buy more + Save 15% off $75, 20% off $100 or 25% off $125, in several departments. Click here for details. (Exp. 06/26/2010)

Vitacost, 5.0% Cash Back - Get $20 off $100 purchase when you use Bill Me Later with code: WZ51BM at checkout! (Exp. 06/25/2010)

American Eagle, 3.0% Cash Back - Additional 20% off AE Clearance. (Exp. 06/29/2010)

Ann Taylor Loft, 5.0% Cash Back - New Arrivals - Buy One Full Priced Style, Get One 50% off at Ann Taylor Loft. Code SAVE50 (Exp. 06/25/2010)

Banana Republic, 2.0% Cash Back - 4 Days Only - 25% off Regular Priced products plus Free Shipping on $150+ order. Code BRSUNNYDAY (Exp. 06/27/2010)

Woman Within, 3.0% Cash Back - $40 off $150+ order. Code WWSPRING3 (Exp. 06/30/2010)

Yoox, 3.5% Cash Back - Free Shipping on all orders. Code SH@YOOX (Exp. 06/26/2010)

Shoes.com, 8.0% Cash Back - 20% off Regular Priced Items or 25% off Sale and Clearance Items. Code SMART (Exclusions Apply) (Exp. 06/25/2010)

Sears, 2.0% Cash Back - Buy 1, Get 1 50% off Handbags & Wallets at Sears (Exp. 06/26/2010)

Saks Fifth Avenue, 2.5% Cash Back - Summer Sale - Additional 33% off for a total of up to 60% off Women's Contemporary at Saks Fifth Avenue (Exp. 07/01/2010)

Piperlime, 2.0% Cash Back - Lime Tag Sale - Up to 40% off & Free Shipping at Piperlime. (Exp. 06/27/2010)

Office Max, 3.0% Cash Back - 2-Day Online Only Deals at Office Max (Exp. 06/26/2010)

Best Buy, 1.0% Cash Back - 10% - 30% off Select GPS Receivers, Plus Free Shipping at Best Buy (Exp. 06/26/2010)

Expedia, 1.0% Cash Back - $50 off $500+ Vacation Package of Flight & 3+ Hotel Nights at Expedia. Code ExpediaAff50 (Exp. 06/25/2010)



Happy Weekend!


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June 24, 2010

Those who read the Ebates blog might have noticed Poppy and I have different areas of expertise. While we both share a passion bordering on obsession with fashion, we split when it comes to other categories. Poppy lends her knowledge on Health and Beauty while I give design advice a la the Home and Garden category. This being Health and Beauty Week, I've joined Poppy in my indulging of beauty items. Below are just a few of my must haves this season and they're all available at Sephora.

Umbrian Clay FoundationAbout two years ago I made the switch to more natural makeup, and after what seemed like a never ending period of trial and error I've fallen in love with Fresh. Their Umbrian Clay Foundation gives me just the right amount of coverage but without the caked on look. Being that I wear makeup to even out my skin tone instead of hide it, I love feeling covered while still being able to see natural traits like my freckles. Another thing I love is getting double cash back or 8.0% Cash Back at Sephora plus free shipping on orders over $50. Also great is Fresh's Umbrian Clay Concealer. I use it to cover those pesky under eye dark spots, a common trait with olive skinned women.

 



Tarte Cheek StainSpeaking of olive skin, Summer time is a time of relief. Typically we tan easier, and after spending the winter months with yellowish skin it's nice to be a bronzed beauty. Another upside to olive skin is being able to play with different shades of blush. Corals, shades of orange, and even pinks can look great against my skin tone, but despite numerous choices I always stick to my Tarte Cheek Stain in Natural Beauty. Just one color is appropriate for all seasons, and the tube lasts forever. Aside from long lasting, this cheek stain also has nutritional ingredients like goji berry and vitamin C so it makes the perfect tinted moisturizer for my lips.


Redcurrent BasilAsk anyone and they'll tell you I'm not a fan of fragrances, yet Redcurrent Basil by Fresh (I told you I loved them) is something I wouldn't mind spritzing everyday. As part of their fragrance line, this is just one of several made with natural ingredients and available in scents like Fig Apricot, Cannabis Santal, Bergamot Citrus, and Sake. Although this is a Health and Beauty blog, I must add the lovely shape of this bottle adds a chic design aethestic to your boudoir or bath!

Get your beauty fix with double cash back!


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June 23, 2010

mad-men-season-4The season four premiere date for the acclaimed drama Mad Men has been a bit hush hush since season three's jaw-dropping finale.  Fans have been anxiously waiting with tons of speculation on forums and blogs. On Monday, the date was finally announced along with a new promotional poster that has been bounced around the web. Until recently, I had never really seen a full episode despite the fact that I have heard so many great things about the show from devoted fans and critics alike. So a few weeks back I decided to bite the bullet and commit to watching season one through three before the new season begins. Luckily, I now know just how much time I have to complete my pre-season premiere catch-up . Being goal oriented, I have become very excited about my new after-hours task. I caught up with the first few episodes of season one through my trusty Netflix subscription. Signing-up will earn you $13 Cash Back from Ebates, which makes it one of the best deals we have on our site. I am a big fan of the service, especially when you are using it to catch up on television series. However, when you suddenly become obsessed with a television series (ok, you were all right!) and you a fiending for the next disk it is best to have a plan B.

That's where iTunes via Ebates comes to the rescue. Buying individual episodes out of moments of desperation can be quite costly. Luckily, there is 3.0% Cash Back to add a nice little buffer to episodes purchased through the store.


And when you realize that you have purchased almost the entire season through iTunes and your Netflix queue is backed up with a bunch of shows you want to see, you can purchase previous seasons at Deep Discount, where you will get up to 44% off retail and 2.5% Cash Back.

With just about a month away, I know I will be fully caught up for the Season Four premiere on July 25th, the real question is, should I just buy all the DVD's now?





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June 22, 2010

As much as I love fashion a girl does need a break, but now that I'm refreshed from a short vacation I'm ready to start planning my looks for Fall. Because I am perpetually on a budget I won't be shopping till I drop, instead I'll be selecting pieces that compliment what is already hanging in my closet. So in other words, no rash decisions!

Brit-Wrap-BootsLast Fall there were several items I needed yet somehow failed to buy. One of those items was a pair of flat ankle boots. I managed to buy a pair of sky high chic boots, but alas they gather dust as I am not often seen in 4 inch heels. This Fall all that changes with a pair of Brit Wrap Boots from Shopbop. Truly a must have in a city with hills, these are just $230 which is nearly $100 less than the boots I bought last year. Besides the obvious comfort factor, these boots will look great whether worn with jeans and a slouchy sweater, or a long dress. The latter of which I've been stocking up on.

It should also be mentioned this style of motorcycle boots were all the rage last Fall, and will continue to be coveted this year plus you'll get 6.0% Cash Back at Shopbop.

Taylor-Crossbody-BagAnother item I should have purchased was a new handbag. I blogged about them often but as anyone will attest, actions speak louder than words. This year I plan to be more of an action girl and finally add a new member to my handbag family. Although I haven't settled on any one bag, this Taylor Crossbody Bag from Bluefly is a definite contender. It features a top handle with flap pocket and removable shoulder strap. I was originally looking for a brown or grey bag, but the combination of black and dark brown is so sophisticated I can't wait to wear them with my riding boots. Priced at $261 this bag is also hugely affordable, not to mention you'll get 3.5% Cash Back. Now that I've found two must have items for a total of $491, (which was the cost of one bag last year) I'm almost glad I made my "mistakes". I might just end up saving myself a boatload, plus earning some serious cash back!


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June 22, 2010

This week marks the beginning of two things I love; the Summer season ( as of Monday, it is officially Summer) and Health and Beauty Week at Ebates! This year, we have double cash back at nine beautiful stores including; Drugstore.com, Sephora, Nordstrom, Skinstore.com, Yves Rocher, Lancome, Ulta, Philosophy and The Body Shop. With increased cash back ( ranging from 5.0-25.0%), money-saving coupons galore and more free gifts than you can count, Heath and Beauty Week is the time to stock up on everything you need to look and feel your best.

max_beautyThis time of year, it is all about simplifying your health and beauty routine to maximize results with minimal effort. Warm weather brings changing skin concerns; from unwanted oiliness to melting makeup and sun protection, the key is finding the right products so that you can look your best regardless of the fluctuating temperatures. The same is true for haircare. Summer is the time to invest in frizz fighting products and a deep conditioner to combat damage from water, heat and the sun. Also, it is crucial to protect skin with the right sunblock, regardless of how much time you will spend outside. Check out this Video Blog straight from EbatesTV for ideas on everyday sunscreen options and heavy-duty formulas for outdoor activities.

Stay tuned for advice on the best Summer beauty products and how to save and earn more cash back when you stock up!




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June 21, 2010

As I have stated many times in the past, I have a slight addiction to Horchow. The super chic and tasteful furniture company has become a favorite of mine since becoming an Ebates member, and when I'm in need of some eye candy (like my beloved Acrylic Table), this site provides plenty. The middle of June marks eight months since my departure from the land of roommates, and during those months I have obtained quite a collection of antiques, furnishings, and other artifacts for my new home. Fun indeed, but there are limits to how many knick knacks one can buy. Here are just a few of my new cravings. 

Tufted-Aubergine-Leather-SofaThe Leather Sofa
The time has come for me to start investing in significant pieces, like a sofa. Seems easy enough, but my mentality is buy it right the first time to save myself money later on. After all, the Ikea loveseat was only a temporary solution, and if I can't stretch out and fully enjoy my sofa, then what's the point of having one? Filled to the brim with tufted leather sofas, lush fabrics, and endless designs, Horchow offers amazing pieces like this Pressley Sofa. At first glance the dark leather may seem overwhelmingly masculine, but after close inspection it's actually very neutral. The deep tufted texture is truly classic, and can be tailored to any taste with the addition of a few throw pillows. If you're still not convinced 3.0% Cash Back may swing your decision.   

Curios-CabinetCurios for the Curious.
There's something romantic about industrial furniture. Perhaps the rust spots, uneven finish, and scratched surfaces beg to tell a hundred stories, or maybe it's the simplicity that draws me in. Either way, a cool steel finish looks charming paired with bright flowers, linens, and other curios. This Metal Cabinet has that same romance with it's dainty legs, and nickel finish. I also love that it keeps the bottom portion hidden under brushed metal, as if valuables or secrets were to be stored underneath linens and/or books. On top of charm, this item ships for just $15! That's such a deal even I was surprised. Had I a bigger bathroom, I would store white towels in the open spaces, and unsightly but necessary items like tp in the bottom units. On top I think old bottles, a shell collection, or a vintage scissor collection would help to add to this item's history.

Wanting more? Check out our Home and Garden category.




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June 20, 2010

CheapVacationsTomorrow is the official first day of Summer. For most people this means warm-weather, outdoor festivities and hopefully some vacation time. For people who live in the land of unpredictable, notoriously chilly summers, this means the fog has descended. I thought for a minute that we would get lucky this year with our hot temperature streak but, luck is not the case. And true to form the fog is here. Luckily, it is Summer and that means the hot weather is easy to come by. Also easy to come by are travel deals, through Ebates, where I can search for exclusive deals, coupons and of course get cash back on my airfare, rental car, package vacation and more.

If you have not tried booking your travel though our Travel Search, now is the time to give it a shot. Just simply enter what travel purchase you are looking to make ( airfare, rental car, hotel or vacations) and we will search one of partner sites for the best deal. If you are like me, and just want to get away but don't want to deal with the hassle ( and expense) of planning an entire vacation, shop for prepackaged vacation deals and get the best prices with more cash back!

Happy Summer!


And Happy Father's Day!



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June 19, 2010

Rachel RoyFor many years I've swooned over Rachel Roy designs. Her mix of street funk and high fashion has always resulted in one of a kind items that I can only wish to own. I saw wish because quite frankly, Rachel Roy's line is priced alongside other high end designers like Akris, Proenza Schouler, and Dolce and Gabbana. With this being said, you can imagine my excitement when I learned Rachel Roy was designing a lower priced line for the rest of us.

But would it work? Or would it be another tacky attempt with cheap fabrics and poor cut?

Oh it works, and it works well.






Rachel Roy Silk DressTitled Rachel Rachel Roy, you can shop the full collection through Ebates with 2.5% Cash Back. Now it should be mentioned, that Rachel Rachel Roy is geared toward a more youthful audience. The color palette is bolder, prints more exaggerated, and the jewelry is funky to say the least. But this doesn't mean it belongs in the mall. On the contrary, Rachel Rachel Roy is sophisticated but fun with suede blazers (that's real suede not imitation) done in water hues, silk jackets that resemble the lady like elegance of the 50's, and this Lattice Dress which combines soft silk with an intricate neckline. The collection ranges from $40 to $249 and involves everything from sweaters to boots, and t-shirts to cocktail rings. The mix is eclectic and fun, and the best part is i can stop wishing and start shopping!

For those who wish to shop Rachel Roy, you'll find items up to 70% off with free sitewide shipping on orders over $75.


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June 18, 2010

FridaySales


There are a ton of great sales going on to wrap up this week. With Father's Day on Sunday and the official first day of Summer at the beginning of next week, there are endless ways to save and to earn loads of cash back. Let's get to it:


Ann Taylor, 3.0% Cash Back - Semi-Annual Sale - Save up to 40% at Ann Taylor (Exp. 06/20/2010)

Bath & Body Works, 3.0% Cash Back - Buy 2, Get 2 Free on select Body Care at Bath and Body Works (Exp. 06/21/2010)

Charlotte Russe, 2.5% Cash Back - Summer Escape Sale - 40%-50% off at Charlotte Russe (Exp. 06/27/2010)

The Children's Place, 3.0% Cash Back- Monster Sale - Take an Additional 50% off at The Children's Place (Exp. 06/28/2010)

Cost Plus World Market, 4.0% Cash Back - $10 Off Your Purchase of $50 or More at Cost Plus World Market! (Exp. 06/20/2010)

Disney Store, 5.0% Cash Back - Buy any Toy Story item, Get Free Shipping on your entire order at Disney Store. Code TOYSTORY (Exp. 06/22/2010)

Expedia, 1.0% Cash Back - Hawaii on Sale: Hotels from $79 on Expedia (Exp. 06/29/2010)

Gap, 2.0% Cash Back - Extra 20% off Sale items plus Free Shipping on $100+ order at Gap. Code GAPSALE20 (Exp. 06/20/2010)

HP Home, 5.0% Cash Back - Free Shipping on $39.99+ order at HP Home. (Exclusions Apply) (Exp. 06/19/2010)

Kmart, 4.0% Cash Back - Up to 40% off All Men's Wrangler Apparel + Free 23-piece Wrangler Tool Kit with $25+ order at Kmart.com (Exp. 06/19/2010)

Kohl's, 2.0% Cash Back - Free Standard Shipping on $100+ order at Kohls. Code FREE4ME100 (Exp. 06/20/2010)

Old Navy, 2.0% Cash Back - 15% off any order at Old Navy. Code ONSUMMER (Exp. 06/18/2010)


I have only scratched the surface of what sales and deals are happening this weekend. For a full rundown and to check out what's happening at your favorite store, click here.





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June 17, 2010

Glitz
I know Summer is a time for linen, tropical colors, and less decadence, but right now I'm in the mood for high gloss and maximum glitz. Rich jewel tones with a tribal influence and home decor that oozes luxury are just a few items on my wish list.

Gold Mirrored Console from Horchow    3.0% Cash Back.

Fendi Boots From Bluefly    3.5% Cash Back.

Alexander McQueen Skull Bracelet from Saks Fifth Avenue   2.5% Cash Back.

Linden Studded Pouch from Tory Burch   3.5% Cash Back.

Juliska Compote from Bloomingdales    3.0% Cash Back.

Fiona Paxton Lyon Necklace from Shopbop   6.0% Cash Back.

Suede Jacket From Rachel Roy   2.5% Cash Back.


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June 16, 2010

logo-barneysThey say good things come to those who wait. I was never really a believer in this saying; probably because patience is definitely not one of my dominating personality traits. My lack of patience is especially apparent when it comes to waiting for stores to join Ebates. I simply refuse to shop without cash back, and quite frankly, its not too hard to find whatever I am shopping for from the over one-thousand Ebates stores, so I do not need to. But there are some stores that come to mind that I have long wished would get it together and share the love on Ebates. One of them has always been Barney's New York.

The wait is over.

Because they have recently ramped up their online inventory, I am even more excited that I can now shop one of the best luxury retailers and earn 2.5% Cash Back with free shipping on all orders! To add to the excitement, that they joined our cash back family at the same time as their big Summer Sale, which means there are even more savings to be had. Plus, even more fabulous luxury, hot designer names and of course, the hand-picked selection you have come to expect from the fashion-forward store.


Start shopping and earn 2.5% Cash Back and get free shipping at Barney's!




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June 16, 2010


It's not too late to get Dad what he really wants! Watch here: And shop our Gift Card Category


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June 15, 2010

Father's Day is home to the burger, the steak, and the awesome taste of grilled food. Mother's Day is home to sweet delights, pretty flowers, and softer things. Don't get me wrong, I love Mother's Day. But I also think there's something fantastic about spending a warm June day sharing a cold beer with my dad. After all, he appreciates my femininity while fully accepting sometimes I'd rather be in a t-shirt hanging with the guys. By guys I'm referring to 3 brothers, so yes, Father's Day is quite the occasion.

The-Dad-PackEbates thinks so too, so we've teamed up with nine of our top stores to bring you Father's Day Double Cash Back. And speaking of double cash back, you'll get 6.0% Cash Back at Omaha Steaks. You know, in case I'm not the only one who thinks grilled meat is a Summer must.

From now until June 20th, you'll save up to 65% at Omaha Steaks plus get free extras like 4 burgers and 4 franks with many orders. There's also The Dad Pack. A four person feast of dad's favorites foods; stuffed baked potatoes, top sirloins, and juicy burgers. For just $49.99 you'll meal is nearly complete. Just add in some other goodies like green beans with red peppers, and chocolate chunk cookie dough cookies and you're feast is fit for a king. Isn't that was dad is?


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June 15, 2010

Unless you live in a climate that is perpetually warm there comes that moment every year when one must take a long, hard look at their body after it has been covered for months. This exact event happened to me a few weeks ago when San Francisco was blessed with the first sunny and warm streak this year. I was prepared for my ghostly white legs and took the right measures to "take the edge off" ( find out how here). But, what I did not foresee was less-than tight skin, bumps and marks; just about every skin ailment that would keep me from feeling confident in my newly purchased skirts, slouchy shorts and dresses. Luckily, I know of a few solutions and in the past week and half, I launched a full-fledged Summer skin revival. All I needed was the right tools and some dedication and now my legs are looking much better; slightly less white and ready to wear favorite warm-weather gear.

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Any skincare professional will stress the importance of exfoliation. Whether it is a doctor or an esthetician, the first thing they will ask is if you exfoliate. While it seems that a buffing body wash or some TLC with a washcloth would do the trick, proper exfolation requires either a physical exfoliant ( body scrubs made with sugar, nuts, pumice etc.) or a chemical exfoliant ( salicylic acid or glycolic acid). For body, I tend to prefer physical exfolants because find you can really pin-point problem areas like knees, back of legs, heels and give them a good scrub. I have tried everything out there from the expensive scrubs to the cheaper drugstore versions. And while it mostly comes down to personal preference, I have found that a middle of the road, all natural scrub is really doing the trick. This Welda Birch Body Scrub has literally transformed my legs from bumpy to smooth in a matter of weeks. Formulated with natural plant waxes and oils, this scrub is both effective and gentle on the skin. Buy it with the brand's Birch Cellulite Oil for the complete regimen and literally watch while the condition of your skin improves. Both are moisturizing and will keep your skin glowing, smooth and taut. Buy both from Vitacost for 40% off the retail price, super-fast shipping and 5.0% Cash Back.

Want More Summer beauty tips? Stay tuned!





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June 14, 2010

FIFA World CupSoccer fans everywhere have been preparing for the FIFA World Cup, which opened Friday with a thrilling game between South Africa and Mexico. Soccer (or football as the world calls it) is special in my family, not because I follow it - to be honest I haven't got a clue about soccer - but because my little sister kicks major butt on the field. With that being said, the buzz around our house is where to get the gear. Well turns out I do know something about soccer, like where to get fan gear with 4.0% Cash Back. During the next month of soccer madness, I'll be sure to brush up of my knowledge with the 2010 FIFA World Cup Official Guide Book.

For the largest selection in World Cup gear head over to FIFA.com for savings of 25% on FIFA outerwear, plus shop items for the kids, babies, collectibles, and more. Fans will love shopping for their team while getting 4.0% Cash Back, not to mention plenty of interactive games from EA Sports. Which speaking of, did you know EA predicts Spain will win? Think that's crazy? Well check out the discussion here.

Soccer not your sport? Shop your favorite sport in our Sports and Outdoor Category.


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June 13, 2010

Buying something for Dad is always a tough one.  I did the ugly tie thing for a couple years and even though it always put a smile on his face, I knew I needed to step it up this year. I wanted something that he could show off to his friends and make them all jealous.  With his summer golf trips and the family vacation around the corner, I decided to get him a Flip video camera, which PC World just named one of the top "cool gadgets for a hot summer."

I checked out some of the Flip models and saw some cool designs, but I still wasn't sure which model would be the best fit for him. I wanted HD video, something easy for him to use and a present that was unique.  I ended up getting the new SlideHD camera, which shoots in HD 720p video, holds up to 12 hrs of video and has a 3" touch-screen. It also comes with built in Flipshare software, which is a super easy way to organize and upload your videos to YouTube, Facebook and MySpace. But the cool thing was that I uploaded my favorite photo of us on a fishing trip and Flip printed it on the front of the camera for free!  I can't wait to see his face when he realizes he didn't get a tie this year!

Plus, shop through Ebates and earn 5% Cash Back on your purchase, and enter coupon code FLIP10 at checkout to save an additional $10 on your order. The $10 off coupon is good until 6/30.



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June 12, 2010

15.0%-Cash-Back-at-Tobi!I believe everything happens for a reason. Whether it be called fate, destiny, or the aligning of the stars, nothing is random. At least not in my world. Take Tobi for instance; patiently I have been waiting for the right chance to buy these jeans, but something has kept me from doing so. Then I discover Tobi will be raising their cash back from 2.5% to a jaw dropping 15.0% Cash Back. That means not only can I score these jeans on sale, but I'll also get a cool $17.85 in my Ebates account. Now that my friends is fate.

It goes without saying they're are other things I'm coveting besides jeans. I mean, with the selection of great labels and my ever changing moods, it's good to have variety in one's closet. It's also good to have a full arsenal of accessories for the days when my grandfather's hanes undershirt is my look du jour. When dressing down I like upping the anty with a fab bag like this one from Rebecca Minkoff. With just the right amount of gold tone hardware, this bag is the perfect day bag, fully equipped with plenty of storage. As for the price? It's also a perfect - just $396 or $59 in my Ebates account. Yes you read that right, $59. If that hasn't convinced you to start shopping Tobi, I'll remind you that there's also free shipping on all orders.

Great cash back, free shipping, and great selection? Seems like something is aligning!


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June 11, 2010

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I honestly cannot believe that it is Friday again because last Friday seriously felt like it was yesterday. Luckily, this week brings volume two of our newest feature on the Ebates blog: Friday Sales Roundup. Despite what feels like a short week, we have many sales to list; highlighting tons of ways to save on Summer essentials, Dads and Grads gifts, outdoor and sports activities and much more. There is another week until Father's Day, and our double cash back promotion lasts through the 20th, so be sure to check out the deals at nine great merchants for Dads and Grads gifts. And, we have some great daily doubles this weekend, so be sure to sign up for our Daily Double email or fan us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. We'll keep you informed.

Without further ado, here are this weekend's best sales:


Aeropostale, 3.0% Cash Back - Guy's Swim 50% off (select styles) (6/16/10)

Best Buy , 1.0% Cash Back - 5% - 25% off Select Digital Camcorders. Plus Free Shipping (Exp. 06/12/2010)

Bliss Spa, 4.0% Cash Back - Summer Blowout Sale - Save up to 70% (Exp. 06/13/2010)

Crate & Barrel, 3.0% Cash Back- Save up to 20% off Select Cutlery (Exp. 06/14/2010).

Drugstore.com, 6.0% Cash Back- $10 Instant Coupon on these Top-selling Norelco Shavers (Exp. 06/19/2010)

Ebates Wireless Store, $5.00-$95.00 Cash Back- IT'S HERE! Introducing Sprint's HTC EVO™ 4G from Sprint (Exp. 06/11/2010)

Expedia, 1.0% Cash Back -  All Inclusive Deals: Air + 4 Nights from $571 (Exp. 06/17/2010).

JCPenney, 3.0% Cash Back - Bonus Sale: Savings in every department plus online exclusive bonus buys (Exp. 06/12/2010)

Gap, 2.0% Cash Back -  25% off at Gap.com with Gap, BR, or Old Navy credit card. Code GAPTHANKS (Exp. 06/13/2010).

Payless, 3.0% Cash Back - BOGO! Buy One Get One 1/2 off Everything (Exp. 06/28/2010).

There are a ton more great sales going on, check here for more.

Happy Weekend!




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June 10, 2010

Fitness trends come and go almost as swiftly as fashion trends. Tae-Bo replaced kick boxing, pilates replaced yoga, and so on and so forth. Staying in shape is hard enough with poor diet choices around every corner and the cost of gym memberships, yet a new trend is swiftly changing all that. Barefoot running. Yes I know it sounds crazy not to mention dangerous, but barefoot running has backing from the scientific community which shows it's better than shoes. It's also being said that barefoot running may prevent common injuries. So maybe your runner's knee isn't your knee at all, maybe it's your shoes.

Nike FreeThis is interesting to me due to my revolving commitment to running. I wouldn't go as far as calling myself a runner, but I can definitely be classified as a person who likes to run. Recently I've noticed the ol' knee twinging during my 5 mile runs, and having heard so much about barefoot running and reduced injuries, I'm thinking of trying this trend.

But with all this being said I refuse to run barefoot. Correction, I refuse to run barefoot in San Francisco. Should I find myself at the beach or in the deep woods, than yes, I'll give it a shot. But in a major city; broken bottles, needles, and filth are best left off my naked skin. In steps Nike and Vibram with two unique solutions. For those who want to ease into the world of barefoot running, Nike offers the Nike Free, a low absorption shoe that you can customize to your own tastes. Priced at $85 you'll receive 6.0% Cash Back, plus a middle ground between heavy trainers and bare feet.

Vibram Five FingersNext up is the Vibram Five Fingers shoe. Honestly it's the freakiest and most bizarre thing I've seen - I mean it really belongs on the Sci-Fi channel rather than on my feet, but in the interest of saving the cartilage in my knee I can't rule out giving these a try. Available at REI, there are five styles for women, and six styles for men. All with instructions on what sports they're meant for. This Vibram FiveFingers Sprint Multisport Shoe (say that five times fast) is just $80 and by shopping at REI you'll receive 3.0% Cash Back. Designed to replicate barefoot running, this shoe gives it's user the closest experience other than going sans shoes. Blisters, calluses, and sore feet can be common while you're body adjusts to this new technique, but without the support of a shoe your legs and feet do more work thus creating stronger muscles along the way.

Isn't that why we run?


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June 9, 2010

widebrimmedBRhatLast weekend, we had our first official sunny and warm day. Most San Franciscans are ill-prepared for such an event and basically everyone in the office came in with "man it was hot" or " I got fried in the sun". Even though I keep a plethora of sun protection on me ( as you can see here on Ebates TV), a full-on sunny day will make a dent on any pale skin no matter how much sunblock you put on. I did not get burnt but I got a little more color than I intended and vowed to find a good hat to keep the sun off my face during my outdoor activities this Summer. Of course, I would not want to sacrifice style to make this commitment and luckily I don't have to. I checked in with all the usual jaunts and found some hats that fit in with my specifications ( under $50, wide-brim to actually block the sun, preferably not a cowboy or full-on straw...) but nothing that wow-ed me. I found this Oaxaca Sun Hat from Banana Republic for $49.50 ( just a wee bit under my $50 cut-off, although, I can get 25% off a full-priced orders of $100 or more (plus free shipping) with coupon code: NEWINJUNE). And it is perfect. Fabricated in paper with a stylish and intricate  design and a wide brim, it will keep the sun off my face while also making a subtle fashion statement. Plus, I will earn 2.0% Cash Back on my purchase and have the peace of mind that the sun will be completely off my face even on moderately sunny days. 

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If that is a little too wide brimmed or casual for your taste but you are looking for a stylish Summer hat to compliment your look, check out this classic Panama Hat from JCrew. It is the perfect accessory for everything from jeans and a tee to an outdoor wedding under the sun.

Get cash back on all your Summer style in our Shoes and Accessories Category.





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June 8, 2010

HoardersHave you seen the show Hoarders on A&E? It's probably one of the most revolting-yet-amazing shows on television and I am hooked. The premise of the show is to document the lives of people with OCD or "hoarders" as they're called, and their attempt to get help and clean up their homes. The show is slightly disturbing I can't lie. The condition of some of these people's houses is enough to make weak stomachs flip but being that 1) I have a strong stomach, and 2) I love to gawk, I usually walk away from such a train wreck patting myself on the back for keeping a tidy home. But that's not to say I live a purely minimal life with no clutter.

Sundance SideboardDespite my frequent house cleaning and getting rid of crap, I too could benefit from increased organization. My collection of records, books, and other items have no choice but to be stored in my closet due to a lack of proper storage furniture. Instead of tossing things all over the place, or avoiding cluttered rooms a la Lindsay Lohan, I choose to take the high road and shop!

After much searching I came across this Vintage Sideboard from Sundance Catalog where I'll receive 2.0% Cash Back. Not only does it come with four shelves large enough to fit my ever growing record collection, but it features four drawers perfect for storing cd's, remotes, and other odds and ends. As for the top, I'd decorate it with some cool design books, and some fresh flowers.

Of course I understand hoarding behavior is beyond the help of a distressed dresser, but for those of us who don't need a hazmat team to organize our homes, you can find a great selection of furniture in the Home and Garden category of Ebates.


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June 8, 2010

Twilight.jpgWith the release of the third Twilight movie Eclipse just a few weeks away ( release date: June 30th) and HBO's True Blood Season 3 premiering on Sunday, you must know that vampires are pretty hot in pop culture and that's not even taking into account the swoon-worthy actors who play them! We've got your back here at Ebates and want to keep you on the cutting edge of all the latest trends and must-have items. If you are a True Blood fan, Allie tells you how to throw a killer party for the premiere and to stock up on some pretty epic memorabilia. If you are a Twilight fan or you'd like to be, pick up the hardcover box set of the books ( believe me, you could read them all before the third movie comes out at the end of the month) from Barnes & Noble for 35% off the list price and $53.95, with free shipping and 4.0% Cash Back. If you already have the books but want a refresh yourself on the movies, look no further than Overstock.com where you can get movies, books and memorabilia all at low prices and cash back. Or rent the DVDs via Netflix through Ebates and get $13 Cash Back!

To outfit yourself in some vampire fashion, check out Nordstrom, where they have a complete mini-boutique of Twilight gear, including stylish tee shirts, hoodies, even dresses and a line of makeup and skincare. So you can get a little vampire glow going on without going overboard and earn 5.0% Cash Back. For the most Eclipse related items check out Hot Topic, where you can save 25% on orders of $50 or more with code: HTA25JUNE. Plus, take 50% off all New Moon merchandise. If you are a fan or if you are looking to impress the Twilighter in your life, check out the vast selection at Hot Topic and get  cash back and savings when you shop through Ebates!

Stay up to date on all the Summer's must-see television, movies and must-have items when you read the Ebates Blog!






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June 7, 2010

Ebates-Fashionistas!So by now you've heard about the Ebates Sex and The City 2 Contest and just like our nearly 60 contestants, you too have uploaded your photo for a chance to win a Vivienne Tam Netbook from HP Home. First let me say congratulations and thank you to everyone who entered! We love being a part of our members lives, and your shopping success is what makes Ebates great. With so many fashionable entries (here are just a few), deciding on a winner was harder than we thought! But in the end there can be only one winner of this contest.

and that winner is....

Congratulations-Lindsey!Lindsey Thompson!

Lindsey went for a retro look by combining lady like pieces such as a black pencil skirt and peep toe pumps. She accentuates her figure by tucking in a silk blouse and for a pop of fun, she added a cocktail hat. Retro is a hard look to successfully pull off, and Lindsey has done so with style and cash back. Her items were purchased through Nordstrom, so not only is she stylish but she's savvy as well. Congratulations Lindsey and thanks again to all who entered!

Lindsey is just one of several Ebates members who have won prizes by entering our Facebook contests. For upcoming contests, prizes, and ways to earn cash back, stay tuned to Ebates on Facebook!


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June 6, 2010

tartejpgSummer is right around the corner and all I can think about  are ways I can update my look for warmer temperatures and sunny days. I mostly have the fashion side covered. I have updated my wardrobe with a few fashion items and I am still on the hunt for some accessories. What I have neglected to do is address my Summer beauty regime. One thing that I tend to do every Summer is get an eye lash tint. When it is warmer out, my mascara tends to flake more, my eyes feel more sensitive and when its very hot ( which its rarely is in San Francisco, but nonetheless) simplifying the beauty regime as much as possible is key. But, lash tinting can be expensive and even painful especially for those with sensitive eyes. Luckily, the brains in the beauty biz have already come up with a solution in the form of at home lash tints. This one, from Tarte is made with natural ingredients and tints lashes for up to four days. Plus it is fortified with vitamins and a unique PolyFlex™ technology for easy application. Pick it up at Sephora for just $18 and 4.0% Cash Back From Ebates.

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Another great option that is generating a lot of buzz in the beauty world comes from renowned makeup artist Jemma Kidd. The Lasting Lash Tint formula provides salon finish lash tinting and is 100% waterproof and smudge resistant. Plus, it comes in two shades, deep black and rich brown for a more natural look. Pick this up at Beauty.com, for $22 with 6.0% Cash Back and free gifts galore.


Give one of these great lash tints a try and simplify your Summer beauty routine for less in our Health and Beauty Category.


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June 5, 2010

Start your home improvements with Home DepotLately I've been on a home improvement kick. Adding shelves, hanging photos; I've definitely seen the inside of my local hardware store more times than I can count over the past two weekends. While I love the joy of creating a home that is unique to my tastes, I could use a break from walking past my other neighborhood favorite; the coffee house. You see I am trying to get a grip on my coffee habit -or addiction as some call it- and the sweet smell of french roast is a bit too much.

Another thing I could use a break on is 'local" prices. You know, the more expensive costs that come from supporting your local hardware store. Now don't get me wrong, I am a loyal and repeating customer but there are some things I don't want to pay 20% more for. I'm going to assume that being an Ebates member means you feel the same way, so if you're shopping for Father's Day or for yourself, take a break with 5.0% Cash Back at Home Depot. Think of it as an extra bonus for being such a smart shopper.

Black & DeckerAs a collector of art, books, and other collectibles (which I shop for here), my recent renovations revolve around displaying and storing so it goes without saying that a drill is the key to doing this right. It should also be stated that I have plaster lathe walls and the key to hanging photos without creating a major hole is a stud finder. Luckily Home Depot has countless options and after comparing brands I settled on a Black & Decker Compact Drill. It's perfect for jobs in and around the home, and it comes with two battery packs. There's no direct link to this drill, however Home Depot allows you to shop by price or by brand. As for the stud finder they're priced from $1 to $50 but most go for around $20.Now that I have two crucial items I can stop asking my guy friends to help me and start being self sufficient. A good a feeling as cash back!

Father's Day will be here before you know it so shop now and earn double cash back!


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June 4, 2010

ebatesThese days it seems that everyday there is a good sale going on at one of our Ebates stores. And while you can always catch what's hot though our Twitter and Facebook pages, the blog is also the place to be for can't miss sales, the best shopping picks and more. Because we do not want to you miss any of the plentiful sales happening, we have decided to introduce a new feature on the Ebates Blog: Friday Sales Roundup! Every week we will comprise a list of the best sales to shop for the weekend. All with cash back and all hand selected for your shopping satisfaction. Here they are:

JCPenney, 3.0% Cash Back - Take an Extra 15% off Regular, Sale & Clearance prices with Code 4YOURPOP (Exp. 06/05/2010)

Sears, 4.0% Cash Back - Save up to 25% off Outdoor Toys + All Pools, Swing Sets & Accessories on sale up to 30% off. (Exp. 06/05/2010)

American Eagle, 3.0% Cash Back - Buy one get one 50% off all AE shorts. (Exp. 06/08/2010)

Nordstrom, 5.0% Cash Back - Half-Yearly Sale for Women & Kids - Save on Apparel, Shoes, Accessories and more. (Exp. 06/06/2010)

Sephora, 4.0% Cash Back - Save up to 50% on select Bare Escentuals products. (Exp. 07/01/2010)

Best Buy , 1.0% Cash Back - 5% - 25% off Select Digital Camcorders. Plus Free Shipping at Best Buy (Exp. 06/05/2010)

Shoes.com, 8.0% Cash Back - Save 20% on Clearance and Sale items at Shoes.com. Code SALE20 (Exp. 06/04/2010)


Did you come across a great sale that I missed? Add it in the comments section or shop a full selection of Sales at here.


And, get double cash back and deals when you shop our Dads & Grads Sale


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June 3, 2010

Club Med is one of the leading all inclusive vacation providers and a pioneer in the industry. No two resorts are the same and there are over 80 to choose from around the world, including Mexico and the Caribbean! What you can expect

from all their resorts are stunning backdrops, attention to detail, delicious food and fine wine, fun and unique activities (scuba diving, tennis or... trapezing, anyone?!)  and a sense of culture that is one of a kind.
Book now and you can save up to 50%* on 7-night all-inclusive getaways! Valid for Family, Couples, and Single bookings at some of Club Med's most popular luxury resorts! For example:

Everything is included in one, truly All Inclusive price:

  • Enhanced accommodations: ocean view, deluxe rooms, suites and family suites - you choose the accommodation that suits your needs best!
  • Gourmet dining throughout the day with full open bar - just because you're on vacation doesn't mean you can't eat well!
  • Land & Water sports including tennis, windsurfing, trapeze and more. Be as active or as laid back as you want to be! There are fun activities for all and children love the options!
  • Baby & Petit Club Med: thoughtful and specialized facilities, programs & care for babies & toddlers

Club Med also has some fantastic Late Deals and Early Booking Discounts. View all of Club Med's Hot Deals!

The best part is, you get 2% Cash Back on your booking when you book your amazing Club Med vacation through Ebates so book your all inclusive vacation now!



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June 3, 2010

True-Blood-Season-3True Blood fans everywhere have been gearing up for the season 3 premiere and in anticipation of what looks to be their best season yet, I've thrown in a teaser courtesy of nymag. Now that you're salivating like a werewolf, it's time to plan what should be the most important party of the year: the True Blood premiere party! Below are some helpful reminders of what you'll need. Enjoy!

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When hosting a True Blood party, theme must be kept in mind. Over doing the colors red, black, or anything "death" is a bit tacky so stay tasteful (but loyal) with a poster. The poster to the left is just one of nineteen available at HBO Store and is just $9.99. Besides Morning Cup Of Joe, I'm also a fan of "Please Do Not Feed The Shapeshifters" and "Missing Bill".

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While owning memorabilia is the mark of a fan, knowing your True Blood history is equally important. Whether you need to brush up or you're wondering what all the fuss is about, get the facts with True Blood Season 1 and Season 2 from Barnes and Noble. Both seasons are available for just $35 each, plus you'll get 4.0% Cash Back

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Of course no True Blood party would be complete without a Tru Blood Drink Set. It comes with four bottles of Tru Blood plus four glasses and a bottle opener. Just $59.99 for the set, you'll also receive 4.0% Cash Back at HBO Store. Being that this is a replica of the vampire drink, I advise you to drink it cold rather than 98.6. You'll find tasty drink combos on the side of the box like the fangbanger, death on the beach, and my favorite plasmapolitan. Get it? plasmapolitan? I love it!

See True Blood on June 13th, or get an earlier fix at HBO.com.


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June 2, 2010

maxEarlier today we had a post from a guest blogger from one of our favorite shops, the New York Times Store, highlighting some great gifts for Dads and Grads, all of which are avaliable with cash back and free shipping. Chances are you know a few Dads and a few Grads that need gifts this time of year. This is why we launched our Dads and Grads Sale, where you can get double cash back at nine stores and a slew of Dad-worthy and Grad-worth gifts to please. Shop with more cash back at Nordstrom, Sears, Men's Wherehouse, Snapfish, The Home Depot, Omaha Steaks, HP, Dell and Macy's. With deals, coupons and cash back at that all-star lineup, it will be hard not to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list and also to pick up a few things for yourself in the meantime.

I will make my first shopping trip at Sears because of their double cash back and vast selection. From now until June 5th, save on all Sony and Samsung TVs on sale plus an extra 10% off $599+ electronics orders. I will take advantage of this great sale at Sears and pick up a much needed TV to replace the one I currently have and use the 10% off incentive to pick up something electronics related for my Dad. That way, I will get extra savings on my entire order and be able to earn 4.0% Cash Back.

Shop all of our Dads and Grads stores here and get more cash back!





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June 2, 2010

Enter-For-Your-Chance-To-WinWith only a few days left to win a Vivienne Tam Netbook from HP Home, you may think you're chances of winning are small. I'm hear to say nonsense! Rubbish! Quit that negative thinking and upload your photo today! Just think, soon YOU could be clicking away like Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and The City 2 on a stylish and sleek Vivienne Tam Netbook.

These fans have entered their photos, so what are you waiting for?

Enter today and upload a photo of yourself. We'll choose a winner June 7th and give away a free netbook! What have you got to loose?

Vivienne Tam




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Enter here and good luck savvy shoppers!


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June 2, 2010

It happens every gift giving season. The perennial questions: 'What to get someone who has everything?' or 'What to get someone who is impossible to buy for?'

The answers lie at The New York Times Store- where History, Collectibles and Personalized gifts highlight their diverse catalog of items. Shopping at The New York Times Store for dads, grads or any special recipient is easy!

Unique products include:

The Times Of Your Life. The Ultimate Birthday Book which features every New York Times Front page of a special date by year. So if someone is celebrating a 70th birthday, you'll get a bound book with 70 pages, personalized cover and a personalized gold coin with the special milestone date!

Other popular gifts include the Front Page Jigsaw Puzzle. Have a special date you want to remember? Select it, and we'll customize a challenging 350 piece jigsaw puzzle of that date's New York Times front page as well as a high quality reproduction for reference and framing.

Shopping for a frequent world traveler? Then the Personalized World Traveler Map with Push Pins is the perfect gift! Personalized with a name and a message, this framed antique styled map will let anyone pin where they've been.

Numerous other personalized gifts include front page and inside reprints, custom t-shirts, coffee mugs and historic keepsakes and memorabilia.

Don't forget, as an Ebates member, we are offering an exclusive coupon: EBATES which entitles you to FREE shipping on all framed and unframed photography. The store is also a great destination for:

  • Collectibles
  • Replica models
  • Memorabilia
  • Newspaper reprints
  • Sports memorabilia
  • Historical keepsakes

Regardless of what you shop for at The New York Times Store, you will always earn 2.5% Cash Back when you shop through Ebates!



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June 1, 2010

Eclectic-DecorQuirky. eclectic, funky. Whatever you call it, my style can be defined by it. My studio apartment is comprised of flea market finds, wall tapestries, and furniture ranging from the 1930's to today. A true hodgepodge of seemingly opposite pieces, each favors the next just like this photo from Desire To Inspire shows. Of course finding unique items means I spend a fair amount of time combing eBay or going to antique fairs, but neither can guarantee success. It's always good to have a backup plan which is why I was so excited to discover Ebates has recently added a slew of great stores including Designer Living. Don't be fooled by the name, Designer Living isn't overpriced or stuffy. But it is well stocked with items to suite every taste, and every budget.

Echo PillowConsidering my taste is so varied I was pleased to find this Decorative Pillow for $49. The bold yellow color will spruce up my otherwise lackluster love seat and because of it's eclectic embellishments it's sure to blend in with the rest of the gang. In addition to some much needed couch love I can also enjoy free shipping on orders over $75 plus 6.0% Cash Back added to my Ebates account. Although payments were just sent out, my cash back total is nearing $35. Imagine what I'll have come August 15th! 


Get creative! Shop our Home and Garden stores.


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June 1, 2010

coveting_pink_cardiganThe bane of my existence living in San Francisco is not having a real Summer. Natives will roll their eyes and expect me to be over it by now, but come mid-July, I am ready to move because I am in desperate need for a sunny and hot streak that lasts longer than a day. Because Memorial Day has passed and Summer is essentially here, I have been thinking of ways to enjoy a traditional Summer wardrobe that does not involve leather jackets, pants and winter boots. Instead, I will employ the San Francisco fail-safe: layering. I was inspired by this look featured on the Lucky Magazine Blog  courtesy of style hunter Vanessa Jackman. I am not normally one who gravitates towards anything pink, but this look has me flocking towards this pink cardigan from JCrew. pinkcardi Made of super-soft cotton and accentuated by silk-chiffon trim and a stylish drawstring, it is the perfect topper for Summer dresses, tanks and skirts. Plus, it is thin enough to allow an additional layer if I need to add some extra warmth depending on just how cold it gets! At the same time, its light enough for those of you who actually get Summer temperatures. Pair it over your favorite frock for a chilly night.

Get it at JCrew for $98 with 1.0% Cash Back from Ebates!




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